Amanda O’Leary and her husband Graham have been trying to have a baby. They
have had a wonderful five years together and are desperate to conceive. Family pressure
and the constant reminder from the neighbors’ children of the one thing they lack to make
their lives perfect, begins to eat away at the fabric of their marriage. When Amanda
notices that Gretchen, their younger, widowed neighbor is pregnant, she begins to doubt
her husband’s fidelity.
Karen and Lee Cotter, a married couple with a set
of twins and a troubled fifteen-year-old, have enough problems of their own. Lee has
cheated on his wife in the past, and Karen is convinced that this time, the fruits of his
adultery will become another child playing in their quiet Connecticut cul-de-sac.
Russ and Georgia Lange have had a very amicable relationship. While
Georgia was the breadwinner and traveled through the week - only getting home on
weekends, Russ was content to be the stay-at-home dad. Georgia felt bad at having to
miss so much time away from home, but not as bad as she felt when she learned of the baby
to be born to her widowed neighbor. Is that the reason why Russ didn’t mind the role
reversal...didn’t mind her long trips away?
Who fathered this baby? Why
didn’t Gretchen tell them...what did she have to hide?
The Woman Next
Door is a definite page turner, and Ms. Delinsky keeps you guessing as you follow the
twists and turns in this mystery to its surprise ending. A must read!